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Intel to Introduce 8-core Xeon Nehalem-EX, 6-core Westmere-EP Processors This Month

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel is set to introduce a series of eight-core Xeon server processors later this month, that are capable of running in four-socket servers. With HyperThreading technology enabled, each core can handle two threads, taking the logical CPU count on such servers up to 64. Each Nehalem-EX chip has 8 CPU cores with dedicated L2 caches of 256 KB, a shared L3 cache of 24 MB, and Turbo Boost technology that helps conserve power while also stepping up performance when needed. The die also features a memory controller with four DDR3 memory channels. Being based on the Nehalem architecture, the chips are built on the 45 nm HKMG process.

    In related news, Intel will also introduce Westmere-EP processors later this month. These chips will be based on the 32 nm Westmere architecture, and are likely to have 6 cores, up to 12 logical CPUs per chip, 12 MB of L3 cache and three DDR3 memory channels. These chips will be suited for two-socket servers and workstations.

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    Simple computing evolution.
     
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    Any speculation on pricing for the octo-core?
     
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    wow, 8core with quadchannel ddr3?
     
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    Are these going to be multi chip solutions, i.e. two 4 cores stuck together or a uniform chip? Dang Intel are really stepping up their game!
     
  10. btarunr

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    No, four physical processors on a motherboard with four CPU sockets.
     
  11. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Not really relevant for us, 4 socket = high end server = expensive. I would prefer to see their dual socket brothers.
     
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    One of these would be great for my home theater PC.
     
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    I would love to have access to one of these for a day, i could recode my entire DVD collection in the span of a few hours (only 30 movies or so)
     
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    Since we know there are going to be 1P and 2P G34 boards allowing for the (relatively) cheap use of 8 and 12-core Opterons, it's not much of a stretch to think that there will be 1P and 2P boards for these chips as well. Making them quite relevant to me :D

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    So does this CPU use socket 1366?
     
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    nope.

    EX is beckton.

    beckton is 45nm IIRC.

    beckton uses S1567
     
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    so which socket is, it it's 1366 it will be great
     
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    The 6 core is slated for 1366. There is no word on when 8 core will reach the consumer market.
     
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    no one read my post did they?
     
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    R&C fail
     
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    Yeah! Lets just look at more photos:

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    LOL I did. I just figured I would clarify further for those who didn't pick up immediately. :)
     
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    I did and thank you for the information.
     

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